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jmg257 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #110
119. The "absence of any evidence" was due to Miller being dead.
Edited on Thu Apr-24-08 03:04 PM by jmg257
IF he had been alive, and someone for his defense had shown that trench guns were in fact common military equpiment, they still would have had to prove that ones with barrels shorter then 18" were also common military equipment. I believe the 1897s and M12s in military use at the time had 18" and 20" barrels.

Better though - IF he was carrying a M1918 BAR, AND was alive to have someone for his defense show that it was indeed a common military arm, then apparently the full-auto part of the NFA would have been struck down (re: the eventual actual ruling), for being unconstitutional thanks to the militia purpose of the 2nd (the individual right secured being more easily subject to restrictions due to "compelling interest").
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